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  • I ordered a printer on a whim from Creality and it turned out to be a mirror scam site. I hate it when I do stupid things. I should have looked more carefully at the URL as I usually do. I bothered me so much now I have a bad taste in my mouth for printers. I'll never get one now, almost didn't in the first place. But I have friends if I ever needed to have something printed. Meantime I have my 3D printer in my hands. Rob that looks great. Now do a Washington class and it will save me the trouble! LOL

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    • George Washington Class, It's possible.
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      • Steve didn't you have a 1/96 scratchbuilt and 1/144 scale vacuform models of the Washington SSBN?
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        Make it simple, make strong, make it work!

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        • Originally posted by SubHuman View Post
          Looking good so far!

          BTW, I just purchased my first delta printer this morning to replace my exploded Anycubic Chiron. I think it will be much better suited to printing subs with long, thinner hulls. Should be here in a couple of weeks.
          Hi Bob,

          I really like my Delta type printer! My Dremel 3d40 just did not meet the height required to meet some of your Submarine STL files. Therefore I went with the ANYCUBIC Predator which has a build size of 370mm in circumference and 455mm in height! Not to much out there that this printer will not print. Set up was fairly simple, but ounce done, it is one of the best printers I have ever used! I hope your new Delta will really work for you!

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          Rob

          "Firemen can stand the heat"

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          • Originally posted by SteveNeill View Post
            I ordered a printer on a whim from Creality and it turned out to be a mirror scam site. I hate it when I do stupid things. I should have looked more carefully at the URL as I usually do. I bothered me so much now I have a bad taste in my mouth for printers. I'll never get one now, almost didn't in the first place. But I have friends if I ever needed to have something printed. Meantime I have my 3D printer in my hands. Rob that looks great. Now do a Washington class and it will save me the trouble! LOL
            Steve,

            If you are going to purchase a printer (and I hope you do) go to Amazon Prime, they have them all. I have purchased at least 15 KIT type 3D printers over the years! From the beginning up to those we have now!

            The amount of and assortment of the different items you are so much into, a 3D printer is a must have tool (in my opinion) for your work. There certainly is a learning process that is for sure, but with a quality slicer and CAD software, there really is nothing you can't produce. Printers have come so far since the very first kit builds!

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            They have come a very long way! I am here to say that 3D printers have been a MAJOR part of my hobbies at this point for sure!

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            Steve,

            You of all people can really put this tool to great use! Don't give up on it! There are people on this blog that can advise you on a good printer for your work!!

            SORRY for pulling away on the Subject matter at hand! SUBMARINES!!:-))

            Rob

            "Firemen can really stand the heat"












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            • Thanks Rob as always but I just have enough on my plate as it is. And besides I love making things by hand. Currently I'm making a Falcon 9 - Dragon flying model rocket kit. All scratch and hand mastered aside from the body tube. Other companies are making them and they are printed and need so much sanding and preening. When finished they still look rough up close and personal.

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              And yes I did do a vacuum form Washington but this time I'm going to do a epoxy glass hull.

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              And this 212 was all hand scratch built. David made fittings and props for both. The 212 was epoxy glass.

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              As much as I respect printers and what they can do I ad a ball making these boats all from scratch with help from David. I miss it and want to do another Washington build and get him involved he's a hoot to work with.

              I also did this 1/32 type 17 from scratch. Wish I had the molds for it still.



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              Also to add insult to injury my visit to the dentist wasn't good yesterday. Aside from having yet another tooth pulled from my aging skull I was told I need to have three more removed of my upper front teeth. I'm not a candidate for implants so I have to have a partial made that will make my front teeth look good again. Insurance doesn't pay for cosmetics.

              ​​​​​​​With the money that will all cost out of my bank account buying a printer isn't going to happen anytime too soon. Besides I need to purchase a metal lathe. It's long overdue and I don't know how I got this far without one. Oh wait a minute, David that's how.


              ​​​​​​​So there's my long winded and detailed tail of gibberish.




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              • And if you want to keep up with my scratch building and projects non submarine and submarine visit here:

                https://www.patreon.com/SteveNeill

                You don't have to join. All content is free. People only subscribe that choose too.

                Enjoy

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                • OK Steve!

                  I get it! We all have our own ways of doing our hobbies, and I certainly respect all that you and all the others on this blog do! 3D printing in my opinion is just another concept and tool to enhance our different hobbies!

                  Rob

                  "Firemen can stand the heat"

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                  • OK1 Back to Submarines! A little more work on the Albacore restoration. Please note: This Sub was started by someone else, and they made changes to the hull along the way. But based on a LOT OF HELP from David M, with some parts and photos of the original kit, I will be able to achieve SOME fare off semblance to David's photos!

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                    Using a trick that Bob Martin used on one of his informational video's (forming scum lines) I used my laser to locate the vent hole locations on the hull of the Albacore. Close but not exact!! Now if only I could bore square holes with a round bit! I have a feeling someone (David M.) will show me a tool that does just that. If it is a file, I will go mad. 60 + 1/8" square holes each side!!! We will do our best!

                    Rob

                    "Firemen can stand the heat'

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                    • Originally posted by rwtdiver View Post
                      ok1 back to submarines! A little more work on the albacore restoration. Please note: This sub was started by someone else, and they made changes to the hull along the way. But based on a lot of help from david m, with some parts and photos of the original kit, i will be able to achieve some fare off semblance to david's photos!

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                      using a trick that bob martin used on one of his informational video's (forming scum lines) i used my laser to locate the vent hole locations on the hull of the albacore. Close but not exact!! Now if only i could bore square holes with a round bit! I have a feeling someone (david m.) will show me a tool that does just that. If it is a file, i will go mad. 60 + 1/8" square holes each side!!! We will do our best!

                      Rob

                      "firemen can stand the heat'
                      behold!...

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                      Last edited by He Who Shall Not Be Named; 06-12-2020, 08:34 PM.
                      "... well, that takes care of Jorgenson's theory!"

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                      • Originally posted by He Who Shall Not Be Named View Post

                        behold!...

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                        David,

                        Thank you very much for the time to post these very good clarification photos! They are very helpful!

                        Rob

                        "Firemen can stand the heat"

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                        • My pleasure, sir. You're getting it done! I like that.

                          David
                          The Horrible
                          "... well, that takes care of Jorgenson's theory!"

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                          • Originally posted by He Who Shall Not Be Named View Post

                            Your SubTech kit of the ALBACORE represents the phase-2 configuration of that experimental submarine. And that's what I recently represented. The pictures of that finished boat (and other phase configurations as well... I've assembled several over the years) are here. And I've given you a link to some video of that boat in the water as well.



















































                            https://youtu.be/DhAG-7W_5kA

                            https://youtu.be/TSr41K5Uaj4

                            David,

                            Are you cutting and fitting the numbers and lettering on the Albacore, or using stencils? Looks like a little of both!?

                            Thanks David,

                            Rob

                            "Firemen can stand the heat"

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                            • The draft numbers, bow hull numbers, and hull 'name' were rub-on dry transfers. The hull numbers on the sail were hand-painted.

                              David
                              "... well, that takes care of Jorgenson's theory!"

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                              • Hello all, I am new to the site but not new to rc or 3d printing. I run a dual Tevo Tornado setup. However I am a total squid with rc subs. Where are you all getting Stl files for subs. I have done a little fusion 360 design for ships parts and such but nothing as complicated as a complete hull. I have printed 4 rc boats. 1 rc-able Benchy, I Russian sub chaser and 1 airboat. All files from Thingyverse and the last which I printed 3 each a 1/32nd Scale Vosper. The vosper files were created by one of my club members. I recently picked up a 1/32nd Scale Type IXC hull made by 32nd Parallel but think that its a little large for my first attempt. Thinking maybe printing something as the first. Thanks in advance. Breck
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